I absolutely loved this whole series. Of course Quarry's book I have been waiting for and as soon as it came out I was dying to read it. Holy Smoly doI absolutely loved this whole series. Of course Quarry's book I have been waiting for and as soon as it came out I was dying to read it. Holy Smoly does Aly Martinez know how to write a book that will make you feel hard. I became sucked right into Quarry and Liv's journey and fell in love with these two soul mates. In the case of these two; they were most definitely soul mates. They met when they were children, and became each other's rock from that day forward. I loved how their friendship seemed untouchable.
I highly recommend this series. The Page brothers are guys that everyone must become aquainted with. I am very short on time lately but I just had to say a few words of praise to this author and her gem of a series! A must read for romance lovers!!!...more
I am back!!! LOL I have missed GR and all my buddies so much! As far as this installment in the shifter town series, I had a harder time getting intoI am back!!! LOL I have missed GR and all my buddies so much! As far as this installment in the shifter town series, I had a harder time getting into it. Now it could be because I was on holidays and preoccupied...or that maybe it is time to take a breather from the series and come back to it...I did try and pin-point exactly why it was just a "meh" read for me...but seriously...I do think it is the case of "it just me" and not the actual story itself. I still feel that Jennifer Ashley is a genius, and I still love my shifters who I have come to know in this series. I will come back to this series very soon, I am just going to do a change of pace for a bit before I do!!...more
Another wonderful novella in the Shifter town series! Review to Come when I get back from Mexico!!! See you all soon!Another wonderful novella in the Shifter town series! Review to Come when I get back from Mexico!!! See you all soon!♥♥♥...more
This one has been my favorite out of the series so far! I loved Tiger and Carly; but I especially loved my Tiger!! Even though he was in captivity froThis one has been my favorite out of the series so far! I loved Tiger and Carly; but I especially loved my Tiger!! Even though he was in captivity from the time he was created in a lab by bad men...he had such a vulnerability to his personality. He also had this child-like innocence to him in how he viewed the world. I mean, it is understandable that he did. He was held in captivity for more than 40 years..with no contact with anyone. It makes you feel such empathy for Tiger. Of course, he is quite feral, and everyone stares at him, including his shifter "Family." Tiger always felt alone because of it. Then along comes Carly-who is human; and engaged. (no this is not a love triangle!) As soon as Tiger lays eyes on her; he knows that she is his mate. A whole series of events happen, but one thing is never doubtful, and that is that Tiger and Carly belong together.
This is a truly magical story. I think that Jennifer Ashley out did herself with this one. She writes the "under-dog" character so well. I guess in a round about way when I sit and think about it; Tiger reminds me of Ian Mackenzie. Another one of Jennifer Ashlely's characters that I adore. He was unique too...and his heroine was like Carly...they were so protective of their men, and loved them unconditionally...through all their quirks! This story is a must to read and especially if you have read any of these shifter town books. This is definitely one of the best!!...more
Hey all....this was my lowest one yet. I have to say that I felt the Texas cowboy shapeshifter Ellison...I felt got shafted in his story.**2.5 stars**
Hey all....this was my lowest one yet. I have to say that I felt the Texas cowboy shapeshifter Ellison...I felt got shafted in his story. This had a lot more fighting and way less loving in it and for me that was a huge disappointment. Ellison, who is a wolf shifter in the Austin Shifter-town is known as the happy go lucky cowboy wolf, and he was always late to the party when it came to finding and claiming a mate. He finally gets a mate and like I said; the focus on the couple just wasn't what it should have been. Plus, this is another novella, so there was a lot of story drama put into a small amount of pages.
Next up is TIger's book...and I can't wait! Tiger was made and captured in a lab since he was born. He's wild, and I am very happy to report the next installment is back to a full length book! Moving on!!! YAY!...more
This installment is a novella and takes place after book #4. In this one we are taken back to the Austin, Texas shiftertown, where the Morrisey familyThis installment is a novella and takes place after book #4. In this one we are taken back to the Austin, Texas shiftertown, where the Morrisey family rules. Nell, is a bear shifter who has two sons (Brody, and Shane) and no mate. Being a bear shifter means that Nell has an Alpha-type personality, but she is quite satisfied to let Liam Morriesey be the "Alph-male" of all in this town. Nell is a cool woman. She is the type that if there is trouble, she runs and gets her shot gun first; then asks questions later!! Total bad-ass!! LOL She wakes up one morning to a giant "bear" of a man named Cormac doing work in her kitchen. It looks as if her sons, plus her Alpha has decided it is time that Nell meet someone. They figured Cormac might be a great candidate. The thing is, there is more to Cormac than meets the eye, and he has something to tell Nell.
A shiftertown story is never complete without some drama, and of course great sex too! This novella has it all in a quick tale of love, family and loyalty. I will admit that this wasn't one of my favorites in the series; but I did still enjoy it. I think that it was just too short for me to become totally invested in Cormac and Nell's relationship. It felt rushed, and by the time they said I love you to one another; I knew that it was way too soon, and it just didn't feel right. I am looking forward to the next novella which features Ellison, whom is another shifter, and one that is very much a sexy cowboy!!! Bring it on! Yeehaw!!...more
Another great re-read, and now I'm up to where I was in the series when I stopped. I am very eager to continue onto the third book now that I am refreAnother great re-read, and now I'm up to where I was in the series when I stopped. I am very eager to continue onto the third book now that I am refreshed! I am also pleased to report that my ratings for the first two books stayed the same as when I read them a few years back! And I still think that Jennifer Ashley is a genius when it comes to writing stories. Her shifter world that she has created is addicting, and I love visiting it each time I open her books!!!
In this installment, we get to witness what it is like for Sean to be the Guardian of the Sword. It his his job to set the shifters spirit free in death. It is a lonely job, as not too many female shifters want to become a mate with someone who has that responsibility. For this reason, Sean decides to claim Andrea-a wolf shifter from a clan elsewhere...site unseen! As soon as they do see one another though, their mate bond flares to life, and they become extremely protective and possessive of one another. Not all is as it seems in shifter town though, and there is about to be a huge betrayal of the clans that goes down. Shifter town will be rocked to its core.
My only reason for giving this one a four stars was that there was a part in the book where Andrea and Sean weren't together...(They weren't broken up...they just were in different spots) The ironic thing is that even though this is a pet peeve of mine, in this story their absence from each other wasn't near as much as the present stories do to couples. So, I would even go as far as rating this one a 4.5 stars...as it really wasn't awful when they were separated...it fit with the story and like I said...it wasn't them being broken up or anything like that...So, It is me just being a picky b*tch...LOL...more
I had the honor of beta reading this gem with Baba!!! Dean and Liv hold a special place in my heart as I have beta read for Nina Lane for this whole sI had the honor of beta reading this gem with Baba!!! Dean and Liv hold a special place in my heart as I have beta read for Nina Lane for this whole series, and believe me...I won't ever forget what a special job this was! Nina Lane is First Class all of the way, and I have adored working for her! Then when Baba joined the team, we were blessed even more!
This has been a secret project, and I am so pleased to see that the cat is out of the bag now!! YES! We are getting more Dean and Liv West, and believe me...YOU DO NOT want to miss this! It is an awesome story, and it has that sizzle that we all have become addicted to after meeting Mr. West! The yummy dirty talker is back, and he's got some new moves...OH YEAH!! You won't be disappointed!!! Stay tuned.... ;-D...more
Another fast and light read for me. I enjoyed this one; but it was just a very low angst story. It is what I am looking for right now in my reads, soAnother fast and light read for me. I enjoyed this one; but it was just a very low angst story. It is what I am looking for right now in my reads, so I was satisfied. I have always been a sucker for the "mail order bride" theme, and this one was set in the Western genre....A great read when you are looking for something light!...more
This was the third book in the Fairytale Shifter series...and in this installment we had our Alpha of the wolf pack, and his mate who was actually a bThis was the third book in the Fairytale Shifter series...and in this installment we had our Alpha of the wolf pack, and his mate who was actually a bear shifter instead of a wolf. He saved her when she was only 14 years old, and even though he felt so different around her, it wasn't until she was an adult that he realized she was his mate. Once adult hood hit....you guessed it....a ton of sex began! LOL
So, I really have the same thing to say as I did in the other installment...and that there is a TON of sex...and it is very HOT! AND I LOVED IT!! Hee hee. So if you are in the mood for a quick sexy read...this would be the series to do that with! This book took me a few hours to sit and devour, and I have to admit, it was nice to leave the angst alone for awhile....more
I enjoyed this second book to the "Fairytale Shifter" series way better than the first. There is a warning from the author at the beginning stating thI enjoyed this second book to the "Fairytale Shifter" series way better than the first. There is a warning from the author at the beginning stating that this is on the sweet side of things...and it is....but I fell in love with Xavier. He is a wolf shifter who has been living in the wild for five years, after he lost his mom and sister to death. When he catches his mate's scent, he finds himself wanting to make his life better so that he can be a good mate. One huge roadblock to claiming her though, is she is the Alpha male's sister, and he feels Xavier is no good for Gwen. What happens when the Alpha male tries to keep them apart??? Nothing good!!!
This story is supposed to loosely take after Sleeping Beauty. Xavier use to watch Gwen sleep when she was a child/teenager...Both of them had no idea at the time that they were mates.. I find these fairy tale books though, truly have not much to do with the original stories. This series is unique in it's own right, and as the series progresses I am more invested in it. There is a ton of sex...which I seem to keep saying!!! I have a one tracked mind at the moment. So let me say again....In this book...THERE IS A TON OF SEX!!! HA HA...and I LOVED it!
So, if you are looking for a sexy read, that is short and light on the angst....this is the book for you. I find sometimes I just want a pure romance/sex book to read. Not one where the couple doesn't know if they want to be together...or one where they are separated for most of the book. This series has been perfect for having the couple find each other, mate, and live HEA....That is just what the doctor ordered for me during my recovery!!! Moving on to book three!!!...more
I read this short story while I was on the couch recovering from my dental surgery! LOL So, I am not sure if that is why I could not totally get into iI read this short story while I was on the couch recovering from my dental surgery! LOL So, I am not sure if that is why I could not totally get into it, or if it was the story itself! It has been awhile since I have read a shorter story like this, and in "Riding Red" it was loosely taken after "Little Red Riding Hood"...I say LOOSELY, because there was no Grandma, nor was there a woodcutter!! There was a wolf though, and this book sets us up to meet some shapeshifters. Oh, and there is a ton of sex!!
So, I am going to say that I recommend this book if you are looking for a bit of a smut read, and that you want it to be a quick read. I must not have hated it, as I am moving on to the second book...LOL I guess I am guilty of looking for a little bit of heat while I am recovering...LMAO!!!...more
This was just an ok read for me. I love the writing as I am a big fan of R.J. Lewis's work. There were just times when the actions of the hero or heroThis was just an ok read for me. I love the writing as I am a big fan of R.J. Lewis's work. There were just times when the actions of the hero or heroine ticked me off! When I have recovered more I will write more to this review! LOL...more
I tried to get into this one, I really did..but truthfully the story bounced around a lot. There were a lot of details that just weren't necessary toI tried to get into this one, I really did..but truthfully the story bounced around a lot. There were a lot of details that just weren't necessary to the story. One minute I was coasting along getting into the moment, and BAM! another tangent started. It felt a bit like a roller coaster ride. I don't like to be all negative, and I do feel that this had the potential to be a great story; but it just didn't float my boat. I am sorry to keep this short, I just am really low on time...Review to come later...hopefully! ;-D...more